Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home

  This year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put their houses on the market so quickly. This makes finding a home to buy today challenging for many potential buyers. With an obstacle like this, those searching for their dream homes may be pressing pause on their searches as…

Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?

  In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows 12 times this year, dipping below 3% for the first time ever while making buying a home more and more attractive as the year progressed (See graph below):When you continually hear how rates are…

Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move

If you’ve been working from home this year, chances are you’ve been at it a little longer than you initially expected. Businesses all over the country have figured out how to operate remotely to keep their employees healthy, safe, and productive. For many, it may be carrying into next year, and possibly beyond. While the pandemic continues,…

Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now?

  In today’s real estate market, the buzz is all about how it’s a great time to sell your house. Buyer demand is high, and there simply aren’t enough homes available to buy to meet that growing need. This means now is the time to make a move so you can close the deal on your ideal terms. Even in…

Homeownership Is a Key to Building Wealth

  For years, real estate has been considered the best investment you can make. A major reason for this is due to the net worth a household gains through homeownership. In fact, according to the 2019 Survey of Consumer Finance Data from the Federal Reserve, for the average homeowner: “…a primary home accounts for 90% of the total wealth of a…

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year to Sell a Home

  Contrary to popular belief, the holiday season – especially this holiday season – may actually be an ideal time to offer your North Texas home for sale! Why? The average home sales price in North Texas is up almost 15 percent over this time last year. • Interest rates are at historic lows, which…

DFW’s newest companies explain how they relocated headquarters during pandemic

Enlarge 2100 McKinney Ave. in Uptown is the corporate headquarters of CBRE after the company relocated headquarters from Los Angeles to Dallas in October. JAKE DEAN COMPANIES IN THIS ARTICLE CBRE Seattle, WA Real Estate $21.3BRevenue 36,363Employees Despite continued uncertainty involving the COVID-19 pandemic, North Texas has seen a few corporate relocations in the last…

Paint Garage Walls for a Warmer Welcome

It might not be common to paint garage walls, but if you use your garage as a secondary entrance to your home, maybe it should be. It’s not unusual for most people to keep their front door freshly painted.  After all, it makes an all-important first impression on visitors.  But with so many of us using our garages…